Educational Enrichment

Target I: Educational Enrichment

Members will engage in the sorority’s signature youth enrichment program, ASCEND℠ with efforts designed to motivate, engage and assist high school students in reaching their maximum potential. ASCEND℠ will focus on Achievement, Self-Awareness, Communication, Engagement, Networking and Developmental Skills. Students in the ASCEND℠ Program will have an opportunity to receive academic enrichment and life skills training to support their journey to college or vocational employment.

Co-Chairmen: Alva Epps Edwards & Antoinette Harris Robinson

Omega Omega’s ASCEND program meetings are held the third Friday of every month from 6:30-9:00 PM on the campus of the University of the Sciences in the McNeil Science & Technology building located at 4300 Woodland Ave. Philadelphia, PA 19104

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One Million Backpacks

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority will promote the learning process by providing substantial support to students through AKA One Million Backpacks℠. Members will donate and distribute one million backpacks and related school supplies to students over the four year period.

Co-Chairmen: Nicole Kincaid and Sannah Crawford

Our committee collects and distributes backpacks to students in need in the Philadelphia area. We collect at meetings and events to meet our goals. We also are planning to collect 90 backpacks for our 90th anniversary. We are also planning a several others events as well so stay tuned.

Think HBCU℠

Support of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) will be a priority as Alpha Kappa Alpha launches a national campaign, Think HBCU℠ to highlight HBCUs and their contribution to the sorority and society. Through education, engagement and advocacy, HBCUs will be showcased as critical venue for moving students to and through college.


Co-Chairmen: Sherilynn Johnson Kimble and Leslie Anderson

In March we attended the 4th Annual UNCF Mayor’s Masked Ball

The 2016 Black college Tour was held June 26, 2016- July 1, 2016

The 2017 Black College Tour will be held April 9, 2017- April 14, 2017

The committee volunteered at the 2014 and 2015 Malcolm Bernard HBCU Fair. We will also volunteer in 2016. It will be held Wednesday November 16, 2016 at the School District of Philadelphia. (flyer attached)

Several Omega Omega members posted their HBCU Pride to Social Media on Friday September 23, 2016 as requested by corporate office. A Happy Hour was held that same evening to celebrate the day.

Omega Omega collaborated with The African Episcopal Church of St Thomas on Sunday September 25, 2016 for their Back to School Sunday. Soror Sherilynn Johnson Kimble delivered a message pertaining to the importance of education for grades K through 12. She also spoke on the significance of HBCUs. Miss Breana Brown, a 2016 Black College Tour participant, spoke about her experience on the tour. Based on her experience she is leaning towards Tuskegee University.

We collect receipts of contributions/donations made to HBCUs

We collect information from sorors that attended HBCUs; such as, the school name, year of graduation, degree earned and if they are active with their local Alumni chapters.

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